11 April 2010

Quasimodo Sunday

Such a cool name! (from the Introit for the Mass - as if in the mode of infant babes...) Today is also called Low Sunday (at the close of the Easter Octave), White Sunday (the day on which the neophytes laid aside their baptismal garments), Thomas Sunday (our Lord appeared to Thomas on the eighth day), and more recently, Divine Mercy Sunday.


Surrexit Dominus vere!


Oh, and the Tigers are doing pretty well so far. It's been fun watching the last couple of games live, which we are only able to do when they play day games. The pitching has looked pretty good overall, and we've seen lots of production from the middle of the lineup - very important. That said, I'd sure like to see them cash in their scoring chances more consistently. They often seem to lack the ability to drive in runners in scoring position. It'll be interesting to see how they stack up against some of the good teams in the league, too, but for now it's fun to get a pile of W's against KC and CLE.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Get a load of the comeback yesterday?! It's early, but man it's fun to win games. Hope we can chat about an 8-9 game win streak next weekend.

Also, we got a high mass with full orchestra in the Church yesterday, just awesome!

~T

John said...

Yeah, that was nuts. We had so much trouble hitting with RISP, I think we left 18 men on base, so in the end they just had to give it to us with two consecutive walks and then a wild pitch. Ridiculous, but good to get the W.

Today is just slop, though. Four errors, so far, and every one of them, I think, has cost us at least a run or two. Hitting was still decent today, and pitching not bad, but no defense can kill you, too.

I love a good orchestral Mass! Is that very common at Assumption, or more of a rare treat?

Craig said...

Boy, the starting pitching better settle down at some point, and sooner rather than later. If we keep getting five-inning starts, we're gonna wear out the bullpen, which has done some pretty heroic work.

Verlander will come around; we know that. Nice to see Willis and Bondo with two good starts between 'em, and hope that continues. And Porcello was solid in his one start. But Scherzer has yet to show anything.

Offensively, other than Cabrera, Magglio, and Jackson (and hasn't he been wondrous-to-behold?), they really haven't done much. Which was more-or-less expected. And the season is young; Guillen and Inge and Damon will do better than we've seen so far (at least, we hope so); but the bottom of the order has been about as weak as expected. . . But, you know, the season's still young. On a different level, tho, playing KC/Cleveland kinda puts the pressure on - we had better make some hay against those guys, 'cuz once we get to the 'big boys', we won't be so easily forgiven for our mistakes. . .

John said...

Yeah, the five inning starts have got to go. Although I'd have to stick up for Scherzer - 6 shutout innings his first time around, and 2 ER in 5 innings the next time. He easily could have gone another inning if his defense hadn't burned him with extra outs and 3 unearned runs.

It's great to see Bondo and Zumaya effective so far, too, but I have to say I wasn't very impressed with Willis his first time out, and today's game did nothing to help. He only walked 3 this time in 5 innings, but gave up 4 runs on 9 hits!

And forget about Maggs and Cabrera, did you see Gerald Laird get the key double to spark the comeback today? ;)

Craig said...

OK, I'm officially wondering if we can get Robertson back; I don't think Willis is gonna work over the long haul. But I'm willing to be proven wrong. . .

Point taken re Scherzer. Still, taken as a whole, the starting pitching has been pretty underwhelming so far. . . Let's see how Porcello does today. . .

Twice in three games, they've come from 5+ runs down in the late innings to win. Which is fun, fer sure, but as Leyland said, you make a habit of getting down like that, you're not gonna win much in the long run. . .

Yes - nice to see Laird starting to warm up a bit. But my gosh, KC's bullpen is awful. . .